There are 5 pirates numbered 1 through 5. They have to divide 1,000 gold coins amongst themselves. Any proposal on how to divide the coins has to be passed by a majority, otherwise the pirate proposing it is thrown overboard. All the pirates are assumed to be greedy and intelligent . They have to make their proposals in the order 5,4,3,2,1. What should pirate #5 propose?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# There are 5 pirates numbered 1 through 5

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